About this event
The cold weather can be brutal for homeless folks.
That’s why we’ll help you organize a contact-free coat drive in your neighborhood. We’ll give you all the tools you need and, if you live in the Antelope Valley, a place to drop off the coats once you’ve collected them. It will be simple, fun, and contact-free, even if you don’t know your neighbors yet.
This contactless coat drive training is open to folks anywhere in the country but will highlight organizations/opportunities in the Antelope Valley.
Still wondering how it will work? I got you.
At the virtual training on MLK Day (1/18), I’ll be giving you printables that you can print, then cut out. The printable’s will explain about the coat drive and ask any neighbors who want to participate to put any gently-used coats that they wish to donate in a plastic bag/trash bag by their front door on the morning of 1/20. You’ll then walk around the neighborhood after the training, dropping off the printables at your neighbor’s doorstep.
Then on 1/20 (Biden’s inauguration), you’ll walk that same route collecting any plastic bags of coats that you find and drive them to my garage, where some awesome folks will make sure they get to our homeless neighbors.
We’ll also hear from local homeless advocates here in the Antelope Valley and learn more about other ways to get involved.
Hope you can join us and make the very first day of the Biden presidency once in which our community comes together to help those in need!
This event meets ADA standards
Notes from the organizer: All events hosted in partnership with the PIC on the National Day of Service must comply with the following guidelines as well as the most up-to-date CDC and local health and safety guidance. Those guidelines could include indoor and outdoor gathering and capacity limits, social distancing, and travel restrictions. More guidance from the CDC can be found here (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention.html) - Masks are required for all participants at all times, including while participating in outdoor activities. - Refrain from eating or drinking as much as possible. When you do, please ensure that everyone is at least 15 feet away from anyone else. - Participants must maintain six (6) to ten (10) feet of separation from other people at all times. - Participants should wash hands frequently for at least 20 seconds, especially after using the restroom or touching high touch surfaces. - If participants feel symptomatic or display any symptoms, please refrain from attending the event. If you have any questions or requests please email [email protected]
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